teoyotl

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From teōtl (god) +‎ -yōtl.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [teˈoː.joːt͡ɬ]

Noun[edit]

teōyōtl (inanimate)

  1. Something divine or spiritual; divinity, spirituality.
    • 1571: Alonso de Molina, Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, f. 46r. col. 2.
      Diuina o eſpiritual coſa. teoyotl. / Diuina o eſpiritualmente. teoyotica. / Diuinidad. teoyotl.
      Something divine or spiritual. teoyotl. / Divinely or spiritually. teoyotica. / Divinity. teoyotl.
    • Idem, f. 101r. col. 1.
      Teoyotl. coſa ſpiritual,o coſa diunia.
      Teoyotl. something spiritual, or something divine.
  2. (Christianity) sacrament

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References[edit]

  • 1992, Frances Karttunen, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Oklahoma Press, page 228: